CEVA Logistics undertakes ground-breaking project in Europe for Ideal Standard
CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, has won a multi-year contract to provide logistics services in central and northern Europe from a dedicated new logistics centre to Ideal Standard, one of the world's leading manufacturers of private and public bathroom solutions
CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, has won a multi-year contract to provide logistics services in central and northern Europe from a dedicated new logistics centre to Ideal Standard, one of the world's leading manufacturers of private and public bathroom solutions.
'The new contract is one of the most innovative projects CEVA has ever undertaken in central and northern Europe and has been implemented using its 'Zero Defect Start-Up' methodology,' the company enthused.
The new 17,375 square metre regional distribution centre located in Bielany Wroclawskie in southwest Poland will serve 13 central and northern European countries covered by Ideal Standard's network. The facility can handle up to 150,000 pallets per annum.
The highest safety standards have also been implemented on site, which means zero accidents at work, as well as a programme to engage employees in the conscious creation of a safe working environment,' CEVA said.
From there, CEVA will manage all warehouse and transport processes for the manufacturer, including supplying the distribution centre from European factories and coordinating deliveries to final customers in Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The development is regarded as 'an enhanced cooperation between Ideal Standard and CEVA Logistics' expert teams to provide technically-advanced solutions in these regions.'
The joint teams from CEVA Logistics and Ideal Standard held a number of project meetings to develop the operational documentation, the layout of the warehouse, and the purchasing and installation processes which would be used in Poland. They also conducted recruitment, training, and administrative processes, including supervision of the design of the office and welfare space equipment.
Modern technology-based solutions were used to launch and execute this contract. In addition to the strategic deployment of its WMS Matrix system, CEVA's IT experts have been evaluating the use of drones, robots and other innovations to support administrative and warehouse processes inside the facility.
CEVA's managing director central and eastern Europe Guillaume Sauzedde added: 'The Zero Defect Start-Up methodology ensured that a team of experts was set up in specific areas to oversee the customer's precise needs and requirements.
'The aim of using ZDS was to flawlessly implement the project, maintain budgetary discipline and guarantee the highest quality of service after the implementation phase.'
CEVA Logistics is a global asset-light third-party logistics company which designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies.
Its integrated network in freight management and contract logistics spans more than 160 countries. Some 78,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services.
To find out more information about the company, please visit: www.cevalogistics.com.